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Surf Hotel Block Island

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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
The historic Surf Hotel which reopened July 2012 is a true Victorian gem sitting on the corner of Water and Dodge Streets. Located in the heart of Old Harbor, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as cocktails. Rooms are with shared bathrooms and do not have a/c or television. There is no meal included in the room rates.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
Centrally Located
HOTEL CLASS
Reviews (103)
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All reviews shared bathrooms and showers fantastic lunch creamed spinach toilet stalls fabulous location walking distance to the ferry lobster laid back no elevator overlooking the water no air conditioning small room sink hillary porch ocean island
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Small outdoor patio with amazing ocean views! The food was great, fried seafood, seared sea scallops, giant fresh Caesar salad. Don’t be misled from the sidewalk view. Bar scene nearby with apps or small plates.

Thank Marilyn V
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to Block Island for a dozen years and never ate at this restaurant. We finally did this year and were not disappointed. Had breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I liked the snapper so much I ordered it a second time. The tempura...More

Thank Sportyluv
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The location can’t be beat if you want to be close to the old harbor, restaurants, shops, and beach. We loved relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and swimming. However, the hotel was very disappointing. I was prepared to share a bathroom, but I...More

2  Thank TheRdLessTraveled
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The picture of this oceanfront old fashioned hotel says it all. We loved the atmosphere and the fabulous location...very good waterfront dining... try the stuffed lobster in the evening ( not cheap, but excellent ). Try the beet salmon bagel for breakfast...it’s not what you...More

Thank Worldbysea
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Step back into the Victorian era when you walk into The Surf Hotel! Hillary the woman at the reception desk was awesome, willing to help us with any and all accommodations. She gave is great advice on best places to eat whenever we asked. There...More

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muscadine-eyes
26 February 2018|
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Response from Snailz1976 | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried sending an email?
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rismil
18 April 2017|
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Response from Lisa K |
You need to ask the hotel about that.
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bonnevivante_travel
18 March 2015|
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Response from Lisa K |
No. The Surf Hotel has its own restaurant menus and you can ask for blankets if you get cold.
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Room Tips
"Ocean view is nice but you run the risk of the awful smell from the kitchen exhaust. Request a room far..."
TheRdLessTraveled
21 Aug 2018
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"Call the hotel"
harleyger
11 Jul 2018
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"Seaside views are of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Old Harbor,"
JillCull
24 Jul 2017
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"Quieter rooms towards back of building; beach side"
RegionalBestMom
6 Jul 2017
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LOCATION
United StatesRhode IslandBlock IslandNew Shoreham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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